The Joys of Live Alchemy
The Excellent Writer Within
by Michael Levy
art of good writing comes from the artist within. All humans have the ability to
become great authors, poets, artists and musicians, etc., so why do most folks
find it such a difficult task? Why do many people say I could never be a writer
or I could never aspire to write poetry? Moreover, why do folks who do write
grow discouraged when their work is rejected?
We are what we think, so if we believe we cannot succeed in our daily
actions, then for sure we will never get away from our perception of
what we think we are. This self-defeating attitude was not of our
making. As we were growing up and maturing into adulthood, we were
indoctrinated with thousands of negative thoughts. This gave us a belief
that we are only homemakers or only truck drivers. This limited vision
of our role in life gives us a limited life. People the world over have
great creativity. Once we start to understand who we are and the reasons
we exist, we start to cultivate eloquent works of creativity.
Just writing worthy, meaningful literature will not get the success
it deserves unless we possess the resolve to carry on writing in spite
of the critics. There will always be those who criticize a writer, no
matter how well the composition. Rejection is an everyday experience for
most writers. This is a joy we must accept and grow from. Just because
someone does not like our essay does not mean it has no value. It means
it was not acceptable to the editor or book reviewer who was reading the
We can do two things when we feel constant rejections. We can give up
and say it was not meant to be. Alternatively, we can say, "How do I
become a better writer and have my work accepted by more of the
establishment?'" Once a small section of the general public starts to
take an interest in our writing, the sheep mentality of the
"establishment" will no doubt follow. It always has. It always will.
Success breeds success.
Until we can find the inner core of creativity and start to write
from the soul, we will never become great writers. We may achieve a
modicum of success by writing a few columns for a newspaper or magazine
but that could keep us in a vacuum. We can scrape a living, but may not
amass a fortune, for we are trying to write and trying will never cut
The secret to excellent writing is to enjoy with ecstatic abandonment
each letter and syllable we put down on paper. The pure joy of writing
makes us successes; nothing else will. Those who tell us we have to
struggle and sweat have not grasped true meaning in their lives. We need
no approval of any human to be a success.
Stop trying to become a success. We are successes already. We were
born. We are the success of life. The sperm hit the egg and here we
are... Hello world!
Everything else we do and achieve is just a bonus.
Life is to be enjoyed, not endured. Joy brings true meaning to life.
Now the next question to ask is "what is joy?" What does joy mean and
how do we achieve it? Look within, take time to silence the mind and
feel the texture of nothingness. Smell the perfume of celestial
splendor. Discover the sound of cosmic waves flowing though your
subconscious mind. Palpate infinity. Breathe eternity. Conceive the
splendor of maturating into the essence of a successful writer. Be the
word, become the poem, and live the adventure. Everything we do is
inscribed in our soulís book of life. We just need to learn how to read
the instructions written within every cell and molecule of our being.
Each tissue and sinew bleeds muscular power of infinite, majestic
might. Fly on the wings of limitless mastery. Escape the shrouded cocoon
and become the enchanting butterfly. The dreams of authentic reality are
about to manifest a rainbow of magical delights:
"Write on Time" _____ "Compose in Space"
Y_ourself ___ (THE GENIUS)
© 2007 by Michael Levy. Michael Levy is the author five books: What is
the Point?, Minds of Blue Souls of Gold, Enjoy Yourself - It's
Later Than You Think, and Invest with a Genius. His latest books
are The Joys of Live Alchemy and Worry Causes Wrinkles. His
Point of Life web site
is ranked number one in the world out of 1,800,000 websites when
"Inspirational books" are the search words on Google.
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